SONG OF THE WEEK: The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask – Clock Town: Day 3

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Song of the Week is a weekly feature where we show off the best of video game music. From the sweeping orchestra music of Nobuo Uematsu to the more somber tunes of Yoko Shimomura, prepare to have your ears delighted every week.

Our new News Editor Mike O’Brien has chosen the song for this week’s “Song of the Week”.

Mike’s chosen a song from The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask, a game which he described as “the most evil game ever made”, “because it’s a severely depressing and horrible experience in disguise as a child-friendly adventure”. I couldn’t agree more.

The piece in question is called “Clock Town – Day 3”, with the music playing during the third day of Majora’s Mask, when the world of Termina is facing impending doom from the moon.

For those who don’t know, The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask has players controlling Link as he attempts to stop the moon crashing into Termina. The game takes place over the span of three days, with players required to frequently go back in time to complete their objective. This unfortunately means that the player has to reset everything they’ve done, including all of the help they’ve given to the game’s various NPCs. As one might imagine this can be quite depressing, as you see allies you helped previously return back to their state of suffering.

“Clock Town – Day 3” is a perfect encapsulation of the game. There’s a hint of hope running throughout the piece, which is sadly undermined a slowly increasing feeling of doom. Mike loves it and so will you.